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Description 

The home of Rifle Mountain Park - home of the some of best hard sport limestone climbing in America.

Getting There 

Right off I70 at exit 90.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

377 Total Routes

['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',136],['2 Stars',158],['1 Star',42],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',6],['5.9',18],['5.10',44],['5.11',75],['5.12',122],['5.13',91],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rifle:
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Merry Maids   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Middle Ice Caves (Potato Ro...
80 Feet of Meat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
Rehabilitator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Defenseless Betty   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Eulogy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Rifle Mountain Park : Lower Tier
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Sprayathon   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Zulu   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wicked Cave
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Featured Route For Rifle
The kneebar in the middle of the route is good eno...

Easy Skankin' 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
How about six stars on a three star scale? Smack dab in the middle of the Anti-Phil is a pounded out bit of turf with a dozen killer lines firing straight off the turf. Easy Skankin' is in the left side of this cluster. Scramble up a bit to the first clip and follow a complex face to a grey/blue head wall. The route never gets very steep, although it feels as though it were a bit past vertical most of the way (the rope can't lie however, and the net gain in angle is pretty small). Pick up some ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rifle Slideshow Add Photo
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Climb.
Climb.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Debaser.
Debaser.
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Ben K. climbing.
Ben K. climbing.

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